Interesting Quote

Jonathan Ellis jonathan at
Fri Aug 12 11:22:27 MDT 2005

On Fri, 12 Aug 2005 11:21:46 -0600, "Stuart Jansen"
<sjansen at> said:
> On Fri, 2005-08-12 at 10:00 -0700, Jonathan Ellis wrote:
> > On Fri, 12 Aug 2005 10:52:48 -0600, "Jacob Fugal" <lukfugl at>
> > said:
> > > I'll admit that some languages lend themselves to abuse easier than
> > > others. Perl is one of those. But, really, is that Perl's flaw?
> > 
> > Now, that's an easy one.
> Is it? I guess that means we should all be driving Volvo's sedans with
> governors limiting us to 55 mph. Nobody should ever drive a semi--too
> dangerous to other people on the road. Nobody should ever touch a
> motorcycle--too dangerous for the driver. People who are unqualified
> might get behind the wheel. It'd be better if all we had were safe,
> medium sized cars because then I can hire any moron I want and know
> he'll do a passable job of driving.

Perl isn't a motorcyle or a semi.  It's a Ford Pinto. :)


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